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Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, in the Atlantic City metro area.

The community was named for Margate, England.

The latitude of Margate City is 39.327N. The longitude is -74.503W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,328.


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Median household income
Local
$45,876
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Margate City demographic reports
Margate City is on Absecon Island.
Home of Lucy the Elephant, six-story roadside sculpture built by real estate developer James V. Lafferty.

Margate's Marvin Gardens was made famous by Charles Darrow, inventor of the Monopoly game.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Margate City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Margate City residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Margate City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Margate City was $33,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Margate City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Margate City include Marven Gardens Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Margate City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $649.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,413.


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Newspapers in Margate City include Downbeach Current

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Atlantic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Margate City political report.

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Margate City restaurants taking online reservations include Steve & Cookie's By the Bay, Tomatoes ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Margate City workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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